Chicago Gourmet is one of THE most fabulous events in the city. Our famous Millennium Park becomes the city’s food palate for some of the most renowned chefs! Thanks to Bon Appétit, the city celebrates food and wine from 200 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs. One of the perks of being a Blue Cash Everyday Card holder is access to epic events like Chicago Gourmet – it’s one of the hottest tickets in town and I didn’t even need to flinch when they went on sale. Learn more about the Blue Cash Everyday Card benefits here.
First things first, I headed straight to the American Express Blue Cash Everyday booth that was decorated to perfection. Chef Sarah Grueneberg, Top Chef finalist and owner of Monteverde, was there whipping up her Prosciutto Butter Toast – yup, it sounds as good as it tastes friends. I loved being able to catch-up with Sarah and letting her know how big of a fan of hers I am. So true story, we live two blocks from her restaurant and LOVE that it’s one of our neighborhood gems. If you are in Chicago and haven’t tried it yet, you must!
We walked around and enjoyed the other food pavilions, but I really loved making my own slider at the NFL Homegating booth! As a Midwestern girl, I couldn’t deny layering the slider with all the cheese! I couldn’t go home without heading to the gelato taste test – I may or may not have tasted 10 different gelatos. What can I say, I went hungry 🙂If you weren’t at Chicago Gourmet, no worries! American Express is bringing the taste of Chicago Gourmet to you! Enter the “Epic Night In” sweepstakes, presented by the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express, for the opportunity to win you own epic dinner party hosted by Chef Sarah Grueneberg, owner of Monteverde and Top Chef finalist. She’ll prepare an epic dinner for you and up to 7 friends while providing tips and tricks for easy at home entertaining. You guys, take my word for this, you’ll want to enter and win. Sarah is a genius – Monteverde is just an extension of her pure genius-ness. Click here to enter!